Agriculture and Natural Resources
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County (CCEJC) has built a strong and solid reputation based on knowledge and expertise in the North Country agricultural community. Our staff can assist you in achieving your goals of profit in agriculture, abundant and safe food, a clean environment, and effective stewardship of natural resources.
CCEJC's well trained staff offers assistance on a variety of energy programs for both businesses and residents of New York State, and recycling and composting education programs for residents of Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties.
Food and Nutrition in Community Education:
Everyone eats! CCEJC offers nutrition education for everyone! From breastfeeding your infant, to enhancing your parenting skills, to offering strategies to reduce childhood obesity, to senior nutrition, we help families save money while enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
Youth and Family
A famous man once said, “A family in harmony will prosper in everything!” At CCEJC we wholeheartedly agree and promote healthy youth and family living. Our programming develops life skills and provides educational opportunities through a fun experiential learning style. We offer afterschool, school, 4-H, and military youth programming, parenting programs, and military family support programs at Fort Drum. We also own and operate 4-H Camp Wabasso in Redwood, New York, the only overnight residential youth camp in Jefferson County.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County educates youth, families, farmers and communities using research-based knowledge for practical application and lifelong learning.
At CCE Jefferson we pride ourselves in being able to offer something for just about everybody—including information about agriculture, gardening, home, nutrition, parenting, energy efficiency, teen issues, opportunities for young people, as well as programs to enhance the lives of our military families. We serve thousands of people every year through school and community programs, publications, new technologies, facilitated discussion groups, mass media, and other means. We help people use knowledge to enhance their own lives, as well as the lives of their families and communities.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County is part of a nationwide educational system funded by national, state, and county organizations. We are part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s network of community-based agencies throughout the country. We are affiliated with Cornell University, one of the world’s premier research institutions and the land grant university for the State of New York. We also work closely with Extension offices in the other 56 counties of the state, as well as with New York City Extension programs.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County educates youth, families, farmers, and communities using research-based knowledge for practical application and lifelong learning.